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CNN
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
able to keep their plans. now with the obama care website kind of sort of working, the president is making his sales pitch to the american people again. >>> also in national news, we already know the train was going too fast. now we know the engineer says he was in a daze before it derailed. what else will we learn when investigators update us this hour on that deadly train crash in the bronx? >>> and the pop culture lead. johnny's in the -- thinking about the french government charging bob dylan for inciting hate? bob dylan? the times, indeed, are a changing. good afternoon, everyone, welcome to "the lead." great to be back with you. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead for most of the year. paula deen held the award for worst public disaster, and obama care rolled out, bad headlines, frustrated customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
us tonight. president obama trying to make a come back with obamacare. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today in washington, the president went on the offensive saying that the affordable healthcare law is now up and ready. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. >> then the president read some testimonials about how good obamacare is for the folks. and listed improvements he believes the new law will bring. then mr. obama addressed his critics. >> we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> i want everybody -- you still think this law is a bad idea. you have got to tell us specifically what you would do to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance more secure. you can't just say that the system was working with 41 million people without health insurance. >> now as football people know the best defense is a good offense. that's what the president w
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
to see a doctor. >> with all the controversy about obama care in america, how is canadian care working out? we send jesse watters up north to finds out. >> obama care is trying to emulate you guys. i think it's your fault. >> go ahead. everybody tries to blame canada, right? ♪ >> another example of political correctness run amok, katy perry now being accused of being anti-japanese. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. the war on christmas centralizes. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. over the years we've taken on the role of protecting the federal holiday of christmas. some americans are offended by any reference to jesus christ. that's what the usa celebrates on december 25th, the birth of the baby jesus. president grand signed the holiday into law after congress passed legislation in 1870 acknowledging the ju day yoe christian tradition. americans officially got the day off from work. everything was swell up until about ten years ago when creeping seculari
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
at the landscape and they say, well, who has anything to offer? what are people offering me? so they look at obama and say you haven't done a great job in the past couple of years with respect to my situation. >> earlier i got a chance to speak to chris matthews about his interview coming up and i asked him what he thought he would hear first from the president. >> the president will come with a purpose and let him meet that purpose first off the bat and he will appeal to the people in that audience to be grown-ups and to get engaged with the health care system and take responsibility for their own health even though they're young and healthy at this point. i think he'll have to make a pitch like that and he'll have to deal with the nsa story that's out in the post dealing with surveillance. let him do that because that's why he's coming to do this and then get into questions that i want to get into, with executive management and political dysfunction in this country that we talk about all of the time in the program and get into some easier questions, for example, voter suppression efforts by the
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
traveling at 82 miles per hour as it approached a 30-mile-per-hour zone. >>> later today, president obama will launch a highly coordinated campaign for his affordable care act. we've got all the details. >>> vin diesel visits the site of close friend paul walker's horrific death and the latest surrounding the crash investigation. >>> plus, a big night in seattle on "monday night football." and the angel of 9/11. the image that's causing quite a stir. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we start with new information about that deadly train derailment in new york. the ntsb says the train was going 82 miles per hour when it rounded a sharp curve and left the tracks. that's nearly triple the speed limit for that area. new video this morning shows the moments after the accident. you can see those huge train cars flipped right on their side. >> this is raw data off of the event recorders, so it tells us what happened. it doesn't tell us why it happened. >> when i heard about the speed, i gulped. it sort of takes your breath away. there are two choices. one would be human error on behalf of the
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
the new york stock exchange. >>> let's head to the white house now because this is good news for the obama administration, it comes on the heels of all the bad news about obama care. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. this is positive news for the obama administration. we don't have official reaction yet, that normally comes later generally in this hour so we'll be looking to are that but i think the read -- we've been through so many reports i think we have a sense of what the reaction will be, this say positive trend, still more work to do and you said carol, this allows president obama to focus on the economy, something he already tried to do this week in an address where he outlined new economic initiatives like the minimum wage, like increasing investments and infrastructure and education, so this gives him a little fuel to do that as the rollout to obama care has been so rocky. this is certainly something the white house is welcoming here. >> we'll check back. brianna keilar live at the white house this m
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
liberal democrats and obama certainly and that led to another pledge. >> to be of service to barack obama. >> i pledged to be of service to our presidents. >> and all mankind. together became and. john: dunne guess we can campaign. my book is titled "no they can't." i have a problem they say yes we can meaning individuals but president and obama of the means government and that is a dangerous idea. and you are not allowed to say things like that in hollywood. >> not allowed to disagree with hollywood. it is mind-boggling that things that come out of people's mouths they pushing employers did everything they push for does not have the fact on them. i have called with the big names i say you can afford to be a socialist you are worth $100 billion. john: you said that? [laughter] to george clooney. >> he says raise taxes. >> to drive a toyota petraeus to the ms -- jemmies but they have a private airplane and i wish i had a private airplane. >> many advocate to raise taxes but well-connected celebrities are quick to use your tax dodges. >> owning acres of land in new jersey but pays only $100
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
signed up for obama care. the administration now admitting that there were problems processing new enrollment records. meaning many of those who think they've signed up for health insurance may still not be covered come january 1st. elizabeth prann has the details in washington. >> there are additional fears with those who think they have already signed up. the glitch per taking to electronic files sent from healthcare.gov to insurance companies. they're called 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1 in 10 of those forms are showing errors such as misspelling, missing entries or a duplicate entry. in turn, the companies can't complete the transaction if any of thesing innings are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they're making sure everyone who enrolled is enrolled and addressing the challenges that were particularly keen in the beginning of this process. on the back end, the 834 forms. >> republican lawmaker, vow the fight to repeal obama care in light the administration's flip-flop on allowing folks to keep their
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
't get health insurance. because the obama care website remains a disaster even though now the administration's website gurus are bragging that healthercare.gov is working more than 90% of the time. that's good enough for government work. get on the school bus, kids, principal obama said the bridge is 90% complete. >>> okay. good morning. it's tuesday, december 3rd. it's december. everybody get that into their heads. christmas is almost here. >> okay. with us on set -- >> can we show this picture that they have there. >> oh, i'm so grossed out. my daughters were frightened. >> willie geist can you explain that picture? >> look how cute and clean you look. >> i had the beard for the last 30 days. >> look at him. >> yesterday on the "today" show the viewers decided what to take it down to. i was shaved down a mustache. the viewers decided. >> wait. i don't want to see this. >> there's the undercarriage. >> i think cronkite used to do that. >> al got the goatee. i got the mustache. i went to the art of shaving on the upper west side in short order. >> let's open up the geist
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
and neighborhood partnership talks about the devotional e-mails he has been sending since barack obama since he was a senator. this is about half an hour. [applause] >> it is great to be here. change in plans, i wasn't able to update the book but cooking dishes for michele obama since this evening. american grow. we can get to that after the devotional. thank you for being here. so wonderful to see so many friends, old and new. like a family reunion. i am excited to share it this book with you. my wonderful wife, michele. [applause] >> we have been married precisely 82 days. you see this blow on my face, that is why. thank you so much for being here. when i started working for barack obama i had no idea i would be sending in a devotional every morning. i was a young kid from nashville, tenn. working on the 2008 campaign, in the senate office for couple years but didn't know him that well. i was doing out reach around a company like so many others including many folks that i see and privately i would pray for that young senator, that he would wake up every day and have a sense of purpose and the
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
to get to including the obama care website up and running a lot better than it used to be. first stretches of new york's commuter rail line are closed this morning after a deadly train crash over the weekend. four people were killed. more than 60 injured. 11 in critical condition. early morning metro north commuter train traveling south from poughkeepsie to grand central station derailed in the bronx. 100 people were on the seven cars which came to a violent stop just short of a nearby river. the train was only about 12 miles away from its destination and many were dozing off when the cars tumbled off tracks. tom costello joins us live from the scene. is there any indication about the issue of speed playing a role in the crash? >> reporter: that's the big question this morning, mika, because most of the passengers who were on said this train of traveling at a very high clip and the governor said he thinks speed was a factor and the engineer has told several people he tried to apply the brakes but they didn't work. that's the train behind me. there are four cars there. you can see
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am PST
it is broken. young people are over obama. according to a survey from harvard, university, go ingrown hairs, a majority of americans under 25 would like to boot barak from office. it was down 11 points pr a year ago. and a little over half of the 18 to would 4 said they -- 18 to 24 said they would recall the president if they could. bottom line, democrats no longer have a strangle hold on our nation's youngest and perhaps sexiest voters. we asked the typical millenial to comment. >> he can't vote in our country. he doesn't even speak the language. rick, welcome back to the show. you look great. you know the youth vote. some say you may know the vote a little too well which is why you had to leave the country for awhile. what does this mean? >> you know, i don't buy -- first of all, i don't buy this that a bunch of harvard students are telling us that the millenials suddenly don't like the president. they still have no where else to go. the republican party is not going to court them. they don't have the right issues right now. unless the republicans change, they are going to reluctantly g
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
announced that the president and mr. obama -- and mrs. obama will be joined by presidents carter, clinton, and george w. bush honoring nelson mandela. we're going to begin with your comments and calls on a recent survey. a pew research study indicating power has declined. join in on the conversation, the lines -- you can join us on our social media, send us a tweet or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org . or join us on facebook. let's begin with a look at some of the newspapers. front page of "the washington post" has a scene from johannesburg. nelson mandela began the journey from tribal air to revolutionary icon. this from inside "the new york times," -- details from inside "the new york times." there is a new poll we want to draw your attention to. it essentially looks at the role we play in the world. here are some of the details -- support for u.s. global engagement is already nearing historic low and has fallen further. the public thinks that the nation does too much to solve world problems, and increasing percentages want the u.s. to "mind its own business internationally" and pa
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:35am EST
what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanam
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
in the current presidency an eye and i by the way think it was entirely appropriate the president obama did not go to gettysburg. because i think that there is almost nothing in his current pattern which would be worthy of being near abraham lincoln. [applause] [applause] and i do not want to be partisan. but i do believe that it is important to look at contacts. lincoln was all about the rule of law and he understood as someone who had grown up poor, who had only had about a year and a half of schooling and had learned how to read by the light of a fireplace because his family could not afford candles. he understood that it is the rule of law that protects the weak and the average person in them without this it is the predators and the vicious and the powerful. and so he saw what we were fighting over is the very essence of freedom and whether or not that freedom would survive. and he goes to gettysburg, this would have gotten much longer and much bloodier and much more difficult than he could imagine or that anyone expected. everyone thought it was a 30 day to 90 day war. and lincoln is h
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
if it was going too fast. >>> president obama is said to make some comments about his health care law at a youth white house event today. it's the second-straight day he will be talking about obama care. as karen travers tells us, that's by design. >> reporter: president obama highlighted the progress at healthcare.gov. but once again, he reminded americans that the health care law is not just a website. and he had a strong message for republicans. he said the health care law is here to stay. >> my main message today is we're not going back. after just the first month, despite all of the problems in the rollout, about 500,000 people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage threw marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. >> reporter: but the white house says the problems are almost fixed. over the next three weeks they'll make a big push to get people enrolled so they have health insurance by january 1st. john and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> bill clinton is clarifying recent comments about health care. president clinton recently said that mr. obama should keep his
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
aircraft will not. and the obama administration is making clear, it rejects china's declaration of the air defense identification zone. >> this is a noaa acceptance of china's requirements. >> reporter: the u.s. insists it will continue flying military aircraft through the chinese zone and has begun a long-plan deployment of advance p8 reconnaissance aircraft to japan that can carry torpedos, missiles, bombs and mines. the u.s. is already calling on china not to establish yet another restriction zone and biden arrives in beijing on wednesday to talk to chinese leaders about all of this. michaela? >> thank you for that. >>> let's take a look at the other headlines, beginning with breaking news. firefighters are battling a massive eight-alarm fire in boston. it engulfed a five-story commercial building in the innovation district. the building was reportedly being renovated. there are some reports that the fire got so intense, crews were ordered out of the building. no word on whether anyone was inside when the fire broke out. so far, no reports of injuries. >>> a public health alert in hong
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
is live with much more. how is this re-introduction of obama care going so far, brianna? >> reporter: the white house seems to think it's going well so far. but they also acknowledge the real proof is going to be in the december enrollment numbers. that's really their focus now that they're turning the page from the troubled website. >> one road block down, partially anyway. but the path ahead is still uphill. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: president obama kicking off another push to sell his signature health care law to a skeptical public. >> i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> reporter: as the white house spends the next three weeks trying to convince americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espanol. >> i don't think you can find anybody harder that went out o
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 2:40pm EST
. and for the last half decade, this week is the fifth anniversary of the winning of the president i by barack obama -- presidency by barack obama. barack obama and the rise of a new kind, a new, more ambitious and i might even say radical kind of american liberalism. regarding the '80s, i think the one column that sort of captures it the best is the one in which bill clinton says during his presidency when we look back on that era -- he meant the cold war era -- and and we long for a, i made a crack the other day. i said, gosh, i miss the cold war. it was a joke. i mean, i didn't want really miss it, but you get the joke. and the point was that we had this myth created after conservativism in the decade over the '80s, utterly destroyed and undid what was left of the soviet empire of commune ill. this myth -- communism. this myth that there was a great national consensus on how to confront the soviets. now, there was in the '50s and the '60s, but it dissolved after the vietnam era. and there was a great division in the country. and the '80s were distinguished by the fact that there was a total break
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
disciplined. he is in hospital and will be interviewed by ntsb investigators on wednesday. >> president obama will kick off a campaign tuesday to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. the white house issued new figures showing that healthcare.gov is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website healthcare.gov. a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks tha
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
of the program, also starting to converge on south africa. you see there president and mrs. obama boarding air force one. they took off from andrews air force base in maryland. several hours ago now. they're well on their way and former president george w. bush and his wife and former first lady laura bush are en route to johannesburg. >> tomorrow when the official memorial service is going to take place, it's the city's soccer stadium. we want to go live to robin ker now outside of the mandela home. set the scene for us, the mood. this is day four of a ten-day mourning period. >> and i spoke to somebody close to mandela. they said it wasn't enough to not only say good-bye to such a great man but it wasn't enough to organize all of this. just imagine trying to organize more than 90 heads of state, plus more than 80,000 to 90,000 people in that stadium just for tomorrow. in terms of the way south africa is saying good-bye, you can see it behind me. it's starting to rain. people are still outside his home and they've been here nonstop since that thursday announcement. what is key is that they do
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
of freedom. president obama met mandela once in 2005, when obama was a senator. after one term as president mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a variety of causes. when south africa hosted soccer's world cup tournament in july 2010 he made his last major public appearance at the final game. the crowd honoured him with a thunderous ovation. his third wife, grassa michelle, the former first lady of mozambique was at his side during his battles with prostate cancer and lung infections that hospitalized him in the end. >> never, and never again, that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, and suffer the indignity of being the scum of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house, mike viqueira is the white house correspondent and he has reaction from president obama to the death of nelson mandela. mike? >> about 50 minutes ago president obama came into the james brady briefing room. no secret
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
if we don't to medleys when it comes to gas prices. the obama administration spin years telling us to drive less and the tower suvs for hybrids, and we actually did it. well, not me, but other people did. now we might be getting punished thanks to a proposed tax that could raise gas prices and fill federal coffers. it is a case of the government on wild? absolutely phil flynn. my favorite economist, peter more recede. thanks to all of you for joining us. you know, so this is really driving me crazy. if you look at the stats crude oil production up 17% year-over-year. fracking like crazy. for the first time in nearly two decades we're producing more oil than we have imported. americans are driving almost 100 billion fewer miles. we have super high gas prices. we produced all of this oil and stopped driving. so prices went down. what is our report? the government will make up the difference with the tax. i can't believe it. are you as hysterical as i am? >> i am. i have a constructive suggestion we always get our tax to use the roads. we use the gas tax. back in the old days all the
PBS
Dec 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
condition a white house issued a statement off the bat. these bricks thing that president obama has been briefed on the incidents this photo contest its was headed to new york's grand central station this is that contained de mayo on that section of the track always descending into the hudson river the one hundred people of the need to be on foliage many suffered injuries and some were transported to nearby hospitals. it's andrea will cool if the accidents. i was sitting on the train and we were pulling up to the station. today like any other and then. it started to make them aloud shifting know is that the practice. and the next thing i know two people from across the train come flying at intel and company. i can believe that we were flipping over. all seven carriages came off the track and she lives completely on this i need to be frightened into the ad dozens of fine if scientists were quickly on the scene to rescue people from the wreckage. diet is also a set specified as an amish oh nine in case passengers have been so into the freezing malta. the investigation and the academe will
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
obama as well as two former presidents, clinton and bush, as well as their wives will be in attendance. they will be joined with the leaders of at least a dozen other countries and more are continuing to join. >> but here, this guy was the greatest. >> reporter: on sunday, thousands packed places of worship in pretoria and soweto. different creeds and colors honoring the same man as father. >> this is a special mass for mr. mandela. >> reporter: tears and keers capturing the love for father as south africans called mandela. the greatest memorial may be the faces, black and white together, parents bring children who will live a life madiba made possible. >> they were born free in south africa. they experience all the fruit. >> reporter: which pride and legacy, there is also lochlts one man has mandela's image on his car and says he hasn't been able to sleep or eat sense he heard the news. >> how can i live without madiba? i'm so sad. >> reporter: the long good bye will continue all week, adding to the legend and legacy of nelson mandela. you know on friday they had a ceremony for nelson
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
. the satellite radar tracking other storms. we'll have that later. >> after months of harsh criticism the obama administration announced it has met it's deadline to get the healthcare.gov website working but they warn it's still in progress. >> the bottom line of healthcare.gov from december 1st is night and day from where it was on octobe october 1st. >> fixing the website that was originally bogged down with hundreds of bugs. the white house said dramatic progress has been made with this site now performing with private sectors. this site has a lower error rate with capacity to handle 50,000 visit hvisitors at once. if it's busy there is a virtual waiting room that will e-mail you when it's less crowded. >> 50,000 people at one time. 800,000 people a day. look, this is going to take some time before it's up and kicking in full gear. >> reporter: for some republicans the problem is with obamacare itself. >> you have 15% of the pollalation that didn't have health insurance when it started, and we think that number was high. we think it was closer to 10. they disrupted it for the 85% who had h
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
interestiinteresti ng thing that obama has said at a philosophical level in terms of -- the most interesting thing he said was a never realize that buying insurance was hard. i said at the time if you're 52 and you're just now learning that buying insurance is complicated, maybe you shouldn't have tried to redo the entire country. [applause] but he said two other things. this one press conference when he was clearly totally rattled, and it's almost painful -- the "washington post" put up six pictures of them with very different images of sorted between defeat, dismay, disillusioned and whatever the other words were. he said two other things at a personal level were passing. one was he said, he hadn't realized it would be more complicated to buy health insurance that it is going kayaking or ebay or amazon. the founders of google support supporting to the founders of facebook supported him. the id he didn't bring in a bunch of these guys sometimes two or three years ago and said, hi, how hardy thing will be to design a complex system which requires them to give you all their personal information so we
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
're still having some trouble. today president obama opens a new effort to highlight the positive side of the affordable care act. major garrett is at the white house this morning. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. with a speech scheduled for 11:30 a.m. pacific, president obama will try to dig out from about the risks of repealing it. democrats running for re-election for 2014 are already panicking. this is the president's first concerted effort to calm them down. the white house is changing its tone highlighting the achievements of obama care and the progress that has been made since the botched launch of the healthcare.gov website just two the. >> the queueing system is a featured design to improve the user experience. enrolled. how many were shuttled into that comeback later queue. in a miami health clin irk, june miles may tried for a hird time to purchase insurance through the website. she hasn't had insurance due to diabetes and other pre-existing conditions. the website kept telling her to wait. >> i'm hoping everything goes
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
the islands administered by jam but claimed by china. the obama administration urged caution but stressed that the u.s. military will not recognize china's demand and stand by the ally japan. after china scrambled fighters to intercept nines through the zone, the u.s. urged airliners to comply with the new rules for safety sake. after vice president joe biden last week spent four hours with the china's foreign minister, he says they should exercise restraint. neither disclosed what the two discussed privately. china's move is provocative. a dramatic step to impose its will as a part of concerted drive to take territory it views as its own emboldened by the growing economic and military might and the conviction that the neighbors will back down, china is directly challenging washington's influence across asia. and beijing has already started deeper incursions in india and hassling vietnam. as the region's security guarantor, washington must push back against china with pressure of its own. failing to do so is the surest way to destabilize the region and achieve china's other aim, undermine
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
, and president obama has been very good about pushing for high speed rail. i believe he allocated some $50 billion in his budget, but none of it has been expended yet because we really don't have a plan for a high speed rail system except for the one in california. so it's segments that we will of high speed rail, but we won't have a coordinated planned national high speed rail system. >> do thest coast-run trains from boston to washington, d.c. and often what you hear from congress is well, amtrak is losing money. well, amtrak has an operation does lose money. but when you separate answered kind of train operation into two factors, the transfer cost and operating costs. and that's how other countries treat their brain systems. in japan and france, they have operating companies that make money on their train system. but the capital investment is made by their governments. so the train operating companies are now bearing those costs. here we're expecting amtrak to bear both operating as well as capital costs, and it does require a lot of subsidy to them. >> at some point are we sometimes fo
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:30am PST
the page on obama care. today the president will kick off a new three-week campaign to refocus the public's attention to the positive aspects of the health care law. senior administration officials tell politico the white house will target different benefits of the law each day leading up to the december 23rd deadline to receive coverage by the beginning of the new year. roughly 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange last month. of course, up from the under 27,000 who successfully signed up for coverage in the month of october. meanwhile, the white house picked up a key legal victory yesterday as the supreme court said it would not hear a case challenging the law's employer mandate. however, a new poll shows one key group president obama was hoping would sign up for coverage, the so-called young invincibles, is the least informed about the law. gallup finds just 63% of adults under the age of 30 say they are familiar with the law. that's at least nine points lower than any other group, suggesting the white house, well, they've got a little bit of work t
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
, twitter and aol banning together and put a letter to president obama and congress and looking to change the way that the government snoops on us while we're online and more specificcally trying to limit the information and collection of information on us. the tech leaders are worried if people won't use their technology because they don't trust it, that will hurt them in the long run. president obama said the nsa does not listen in on phone calls but outside the borders the president says the nsa is more aggressive. the idea of big brother keeping track of our activity online just not sitting well with these companies. john? >> so alison, here is the thing. i feel like facebook and google know more about me than my wife does. isn't it a little bit hypocritical for some of the companies to talk about privacy issues? >> i think it is a little bit of hypocrisy going on. google and yahoo! collect information. it's the bread and butter of their revenue is to collect our information, so they can put those ads strategically where they want them and here is more proof as to why this speaks of h
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentucky speaking at the detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause] cracks g
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
find, and what did president obama say that may have surprised some? >>> saving a city. on tuesday, detroit will move one more step toward bankruptcy. what price should the city pay to get rid of its massive debt? >>> they're known as weapons of war, but why do some people say drone deliveries could prove to be a danger of all of us as well? >>> hey there, everyone. welcome. it's high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. we welcome you to "weekends with alex witt." we begin with the deadly winter storm gripping much of the nation. a second arctic blast is making its way across the country. snow it already falling in the nation's capital. we have a picture there of the white house. certainly beautiful, but it can be a mess. along with the snow and freezing rain, millions are bracing for more power outages and more dangerous driving conditions. >> i've only seen it worse once than this in my life. i've been driving for 37 years. >> you try to change lanes and you're going sideways. >> well, hundreds of storm-related accidents have been reported since friday. some people are mak
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while p
KRON
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the crash. >> pam: plus - it is world aids day. >> pam: what president obama announced. to boost efforts to find a cure. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> reporter:an investigation is underway into the tragic death of fast and furious movie star paul walker. >> reporter:police are now saying his car crash was probably not the result of drag-racing. >> reporter:los angeles police are looking into speed as the cause for this weekend's crash that took the life of paul walker and the driver - his friend roger roadas >> reporter:the street where walker died is known as a hot spot for street racers.
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
the hour, i am arthel neville with your fox news minute. president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to pay their respect to the memory of nelson mandela. the first democratically elected president of south africa died yesterday at age 95. a memorial service will be held on tuesday followed by burial on sunday. ice president joe biden says america's pledge to expand its asian footprint should not be doubted. u.s. says nearly 30,000 troops in south korea. 60 years after the end of the korean war. meeting with the president toward the end of a weeklong tour of asia aimed at reinforcing america's role as a pacific power. and a mural stenciled on the side of a gas station a british street artist known as angst he has fetched hundred $9000 at a beverly hills auction. was endless times says the nine by 8-foot work called "flower girl" was bought by an anonymous buyer. get you back to adam and cheryl. adam: wish i had that kind of money to buy anything. more than 60 monthly visitors, over $1 billion in revenue, and continues to grow at a rapid pace. our
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. obama, has just finished speaking. he was giving a speech in washington at the center of american progress. speaking about the economy and also the government's potential to help address what he said was the united states' rising inequality. here's part of what he just had to say about paying for a college education. >> when michele, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving, hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> and many will probably remember that the president and the first lady have been very open about it took so many years to pay off those loans, there's 40 years old before finally paying off the loans. let's talk to jim acosta with more on the president's message about affording education, the disparity of economics in this corrupt, et cetera, et cetera. >> sure. hi, guys. a couple of things w
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:45pm EST
deficits. the short-term deficits largely were inherited by the rock obama -- barack obama and we need to understand its short-term deficits are understandable because we are in a recession and we have to undeclared wars and a number of bailouts and unemployment is very high. so he made it very clear that he wants to try to take the steps to try to get the economy going on in consistent basis and bring unemployment down. he is going to propose a number of tax cuts or tax preferences as well as spending increases to try to do that and that may exacerbate the short-term but then he pivoted which i think is important to talk about the structural deficit. and that is what threatens the state. it's not the ice that is above the water. it's the ice that is below the water. it's not the debt on the balance sheet, it is what is off the balance sheet that disrupts the future and he talked about three things, he talked about freezing a portion of discretionary spending, less than 20% of the federal budget for three years. three years is better than one book, and you know, frankly it is a modest
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
." i'm jim cramer. see you tomorrow. >>> president obama argued today that income inequality is the definie ining challenge of our . sorry, mr. president, the defining challenge of our time is to restore strong economic growth. in other words, the rising tide lifts all boats. we don't need redistribution tax hikes, we don't need state run health care, more spending, lower the incentive barriers and bring us growth. here's another big problem for president obama, the millennials are abandoning him and obama care in droves. a new poll shows plunging
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:30am PST
to join a massive rally on monday. to help folks obama said that it would be the final showdown against the government today called on people across time and to stop working classes enjoy street protests. he said that the number of protesters is not reach one million that he will concede defeat and surrender himself to the police. bangkok remained tense but calm on friday evening. there were two reports of shootings and a small bomb attack on facilities occupied by the government protesters beating the three people injured. several days of violence ended abruptly tuesday as both sides set aside their differences. dawn of the keane who turned eighty six on thursday thousands of protesters in ukraine and continue their demonstrations in the capital's independence square. that's as western diplomats. what's their support they are protesting ukraine government's last minute rejection of a free trade accord with the european new and turning instead to closer ties to moscow. the contrasting reports from the heart of kiev. i'm addicted to buying that it's a ukrainian winter interesting though.
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
that the felt needs of my eye so he now. i would just say that president obama. what used to identify what was a great start. box. if you don't get the whole picture and realized the role of women. it will never tell. i hope that everyone in this room takes a moment today when you come home to think about why the most powerful ways to empower the arab and muslim world is and how the women. so please please stop turning a blind eye to the atrocities against women by at how much i'm pleased with how when you empower them up thinking. and. i know you knew you when will you the us. and now i am not looking hard for me whole on the twenty two points
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
,800 centerfuges added to iran stock. so sanctions have utterly failed. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues and impact on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact of the -- the sanctions had an enormous impact and that was a driving factor in bringing the iranians back to the negotiating table. >> reporter: many speculating that if it succeeds washington and tahir may cooperate and it could be useful at the up coming peace talks known as geneva two and the u.s. response. >> the goal is to have a governing body, that is the goal of the geneva conference and they have not embraced that as the focus of the geneva communication. >> reporter: it is in the middle of what could be described as a charm offensive and visiting officials in saudi arabia that sent guns and cash to the syrian opposition and they insist iran is trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe that we need, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, contain the sp
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
they call a living wage. amid growing attention to low wages, president obama addressed the nation with a renewed focus on income inequality. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> that's why it's well time to raise the minimum wage that is blow what harry truman called for. >> a federal worker in downtown d.c., the extra money would mean getting her family off of food stamps. >> it's stress of. it's apply for public assistance for my son and i to get food stamps because of that issue, just because he is using formula. things have just shot up. gas is up. housing is up in this area, but our wages aren't up. >> the 21-year-old son-in-law wakes up and gets her son ready before heading fork work. >> we go down to the basement and around to back and start preparing everything for the place to open which was different from the shiny wow piece of the government that they are seeing. >> that's kind of how we feel. wow. we are at the bottom. we are a
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
weekend, and good night. >>> i'm chris wallace. the obama administration says it met its deadline to fix healthcare.gov. but it is also telling people there is no rush to sign up. >> as more enrollment deadlines are pushed back, is the website the least of obamacare's problems? we'll ask two health care experts on opposite sides of the debate, james capretta and neera tanden. plus, our sunday panel weighs in on white house efforts to lower expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out
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